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The World Health Organization's director general says that Covid-19 has the potential to become a pandemic.
The South African government is planning to repatriate all South Africans from the Chinese city of Wuhan where the deadly coronavirus originated.
The new coronavirus epidemic is at a "decisive point" globally, World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says, urging affected countries to "move swiftly" to contain the disease.
In a rush to control the current coronavirus sweeping through the world, experts reckon that existing antiviral agents could be the best quick response to the virus.
US stocks have suffered sharp losses in recent days, with investors assessing the effects of the outbreak on supply chains and other business operations.
Giant beer company AB InBev – which happens to own the Corona brand – says lost sales in China in the first two months of 2020 alone will cost it some R2.5 billion in earnings.
China is South Africa's most important source of imports - 16% of all South African imports come from China.
Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry has said.
Hong Kong's government says it will give a $1 280 handout to every permanent resident in a bid to jump-start an economy in recession after months of protests and hit further by the coronavirus outbreak.
In Asia, South Korea and China have recorded dozens of deaths. Europe, especially Italy, is now experiencing the same fate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has confirmed an infection of the new coronavirus in California in someone who had not travelled outside the US or been exposed to a person known to have the virus, a first for the country.
Authorities in Hubei, where Covid-19 broke out, are experimenting with many methods to stop the outbreak from a resurgence.
How this woman in her 40s contracted the virus again is not yet known. Experts say it is possible that humans can get sick from it more than once.
The new coronavirus epidemic has swelled with cases in South Korea surging past 1 000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared in previously untouched countries, prompting dire warnings that the world was not ready to contain it.
Woolworths has warned that some imported items may not be in stock from mid-March.
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Public panic about the epidemic is leading some people around the world to hoard masks that they don’t need.
The virus has killed 2 595 people in mainland China and has infected more than 79 000 worldwide, mostly in China.
Iran said two people died from the coronavirus the same day it discovered its first case, leaving many questioning the honesty of the official count.
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